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In 2001 Cooli Hi was featured on Sisqo’s Hit Single “Can I Live” Produced by Teddy Riley. Since his debut on the single from the multi-platinum album, Return of the Dragon, Cooli Hi has performed with such notable groups as Dru Hill and The Backstreet Boys. This experience gave him the opportunity to perform on MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL), CBS This Morning and the historic 1st Annual BET Music Awards. In addition to countless performances in the United States, Cooli Hi has entertained audiences all over the world; from Africa to Scotland to London - including a performance on Top Of The Pops, a syndicated show in London that features the biggest acts in Hip Hop, Rock and Pop music.
In 2006 a childhood friend introduced him to a BMI executive with the intentions of showcasing his hip hop writing talents. As the BMI executive listened, he periodically stopped the music, curious to find out who wrote the chorus’s on the tracks. When he discovered that Cooli Hi wrote and arranged all of the choruses, he asked a question that unleashed one of Cooli’s many hidden talents. “Have you ever considered writing an entire R&B song?” That simple inquiry undoubtedly unlocked the initiative for this exceptional musician to transition from writing hooks, to writing breathtaking songs that cover an array of music genres. As with hip hop, his lyrics still target the pulse of everyday life and the foundation for every song starts with the consciousness and passion of pure human sentiment. As you listen to songs written by Cooli Hi, your emotions will connect as the phrases turn, and the melodies soar! That is his formula for timeless music!
Realizing his strengths in Songwriting, and combining that with a style influenced by great artists of the past Dwayne "Cooli Hi" Jones continues to touch the hearts and souls of many with his gift and never follows a trend. His past experiences have molded an artist who realizes that music is not an avenue to wealth, but an outlet of expression that holds the power to touch lives and lift spirits. More importantly, for him, music is a way of life!